Created to inform and enhance state- and regional-level discussions about food hub placement and food system development, the models and information provided in this analysis can help food entrepreneurs, investors, and policy makers frame their decisions on the placement, design, and support for food hubs in underserved areas of New England.
Coming Clean: CLF’s Clean Water Enforcement Project works to keep our waters healthy… Protecting Ocean Ecosystems: Habitat protection under threat in New England… Thank You to Our Generous Donors: Your support helped us reach our year-end fundraising goal… Five Questions For: Max Greene, Staff Attorney, CLF Rhode Island
Natural Gas: Friend or Foe? CLF’s work to keep gas in check… Enforcing Water Quality Standards on the Cape: CLF lawsuits spurred action on water quality… Cool Globes Exhibit in Boston: Our involvement in the public art display on Boston Common… Five Questions For: Kate Saunders, Vice President, Development
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC) have created a $30 million private equity fund model that will consider the community, environmental, and health benefits of a proposed project as well as the financial risks and returns. The model, known as the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund (HNEF), will result in investments that have the potential to transform neighborhoods, strengthen population and environmental health, and promote regional equity − while providing investors with financial and social returns.
Ocean Habitat Protection: For the Sake of Cod & Country… Enforcing Water Quality Standards Across New England… Out with the Old, in with the New: New England is a critical moment in energy transformation… Sustainable Agriculture: Sustainable Food: Growth and Innovation
The report projected a bleak future for the 50-year-old coal-fired facility, finding that the once profitable power plant’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were plummeting due to a perfect storm of market conditions that are projected to continue at least through the end of the decade.
Introducing Sara Molyneaux, CLF’s New Board chair, Continuing a Legacy of Leadership… The Future Of New England’s Groundfishery: A Recent Win, But Still Hanging in the Balance… Five Questions for: Marisa Carter, Administrative Coordinator, Massachusetts CLF.
Cleaning Boston’s Water: CLF’s Landmark Settlement… On the Anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene: The Untold Stories of What Went Right… Five Questions for: Jenny Rushlow, Staff Attorney, Massachusetts CLF
Though natural gas has been promoted as a more climate-friendly alternative, current analyses often fail to account for the gas that is lost, either intentionally or unintentionally. These losses, known as fugitive emissions, amount to a significant source of greenhouse gases.
In Growing Green: Measuring Benefits, Overcoming Barriers, and Nurturing Opportunities for Urban Agriculture in Boston, we looked at what would happen if commercial urban farms put 50 acres of currently underutilized land into food production. We found that it would: Create between two and five direct, on-farm jobs per acre, or between 130 and 220 jobs across…